JIM Goodwin is hoping to see his side pick up all three points against Hamilton tomorrow and put an end to a run of three straight defeats, writes Kyle Gunn

Saturday’s last gasp reverse in Dingwall came on the back of losses to Livingston away and Rangers in Paisley.

But, former Alloa gaffer Goodwin is refusing to press the panic button just five games into the campaign.

“It’s not a case of picking them off the floor as its still early days," he said. "If we were to lose the next three then it’s a completely different kettle of fish.

"But right now it’s not a time to be overly concerned. The fans who have been at the games will realise we aren’t a million miles away from where we want to be.

“The pleasing thing is there’s nothing between ourselves, Livingston or Ross County whatsoever.

"The fact is we need to find a way to win against Hamilton on Saturday.

"It might be a game which isn’t pretty but we grind out a one-nil win and I’ll be delighted with that.

"If we win on Saturday then we’ll find ourselves mid-table and everything will be fine again."

Despite the recent run of the results, the Irishman thought his squad deserved more than they got for their performances.

And he hopes his Buddies can keep producing the displays and marry that with enough defensive know how to get a victory.

He continued: “Winning games gives you confidence but sometimes people outside the game will only look at the result when they see the scoreline in newspaper.

“As a manager I need to be honest with myself, my staff and with my players. If I honestly believe we deserved to lose a game then I’d be the first person to say it.But that hasn’t been the case. We had a bad half against Livingston three weeks ago but in the second half we were excellent.

“We should have taken something from the game and last Saturday was similar as we should have taken a point from the game so we could be sitting here on five points, mid-table and everything is rosy.

"As it stands when you lose games it has a negative impact but we are going into the Hamilton game full of belief and full of confidence that we can go and impose our game on Hamilton.

"They are a good side, well organised and really hard working but if we are more clinical and cut out the mistakes at the back then I believe we can win the game."

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